McDonald’s McRib UK 2014

McDonald’s UK are testing the McRib in Sheffield!!

This is the testing story, for the full exclusive pre-launch review see here.

Burger Lad® is no stranger to the fabled McRib sandwich which is often requested, but not available regularly in the UK. In fact, you can see our review of the German McRib here.

I’m not feeling my best at the moment but my interest levels were raised when I received a tweet late-ish on Wednesday night saying that the McRib was being tested in Sheffield.

I was cynical at best. “Picture or it didn’t happen” were my first thoughts. So I asked the person that tipped us off to get us a picture. Within minutes I received the following tweet showing what is clearly a McRib being served in McDonald’s.

To be honest I was approaching this breaking news cautiously.

After all, we faked a Chicken Big Mac recently and it fooled one or two people.

I had a quick search on Google but found nothing.

Twitter revealed someone based in Sheffield talking about the McRib being served – do you think I can find that tweet now!? No… it seems the McRib has returned in the USA so Twitter is full of McRib comments and I’m feeling too ill to trawl through anymore.

Adding to the mystery was another tip-off we’d had a week or two ago confirming the re-release of the Big Tasty but also that some staff had seen the McRib on the cash registers but they believed this to be a mistake…

We even had someone in Sheffield today to check on the existence of the McRib and they confirmed that 1) it had been on-sale and 2) they had sold out. Sounds like the test is going well.

I also did a quick Twitter search on “McRib Sheffield” and found this…

In the end I could not stand it any longer. A quick online search presented me with McDonald’s Sheffield, 20-22 High Street, 0114 275 2605.

“I can’t take this anymore…” so I gave them a call.

The phone rang for what seemed like an eternity. I spoke to someone very helpful who confirmed that yes… the McRib is being tested in Sheffield and is also available at the Hillsborough branch.

How long is the McRib available? 2 weeks I was told. I was also told that it had sold out today but would be available again tomorrow.

So there you have it. CONFIRMED! McDonald’s UK ARE testing the McRib in Sheffield.

In the meantime, if you are in the Steel City and mange to get amongst this very limited sandwich tweet us and we’ll get the pictures added to the site ASAP.

Found this on Twitter which was posted on 18 June:

Special thanks to Robin G, Bad Drawnly Boy and James Smith for all their detective work on the McDonald’s UK McRib testing. We’ll update you as and when it comes in.


Here are some additional sightings from The Ribheads on Twitter (man they love a Ribwich… I mean a McRib).

Priced at £4.29 for the meal or £2.59 for the individual sandwich, here is the in-restaurant menu board showing the McRib…

More proof of the existence of the McRib in the UK – this time in Rotherham…

I also found someone saying they had bought the “new” McRib based in Sheffield and of course we have the mysterious comment below…


The McRib is being tested in 6 stores for 2 weeks only for operational purposes. Could return as a promotional item in the future.

It also seems it is only available until Tuesday 24 June…

We’ll update as and when we have anything else on the limited testing of the McRib in the UK.

Burger Lad®

9 thoughts on “McDonald’s McRib UK 2014

  • 20/06/2014 at 7:27 am

    It was actually on store test in four locations around Yorkshire for the past two weeks. Even if it successful it won't be on a promotion now until New year….stay patient…

  • 13/07/2014 at 9:12 pm

    It's true. Our store will be fitted with a new grill in the near future especially for the McRib =]

    • 15/07/2014 at 9:35 pm

      Next year 🙂

  • 15/07/2014 at 9:52 pm

    January most likely looking at a recent promotional calendar

  • 23/09/2014 at 5:05 pm

    Insider Info: McRibs were being made in my store as a demonstration to numerous store managers (20+) TODAY. McRib build info on our wall, and small amount of stock (for demonstration) seen today.
    Expecting to land possibly mid/late october, unconfirmed. Also seen a 5-6 week run of other promotional burgers including a Pepperoni Pizza Burger and a "Name TBC" Chicken and Cheddar special.

    • 23/09/2014 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks for this, drop us an email if you can in the future.

  • 10/11/2014 at 9:15 am

    Hello, me again. Call me McDude.

    Not much detail on the McRib but rumour slates a January roll-out after the festive menu has finished. Curiously saw McRib patties still in our stock freezer recently.

    Further details when obtained.


  • 17/11/2014 at 4:53 pm

    I can confirm the McRib will be available in the January Food Event;

    The McRib Social Media Campaign – Starts Friday 21st November

    Due to customer demand, the McRib is returning to our menu on 1st January as part of the January Food Event. On Friday 21st November, we will use Twitter and the McDonald’s UK Facebook page to spread the news, and we would like to ask you and your teams to share the launch post on your social networks.

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